The aim of this study was to investigate the body composition and dietary intake of competitive club-level rhythmic gymnasts, who represent the larger cohort of the sport's practitioners. Fifty-five rhythmic gymnasts and 55 nonathlete females (13-19 years of age) were seen individually to collect a dietary recall and to take anthropometric data and bioelectric-impedance analysis. Gymnasts had lower body-mass index and lesser skinfold thickness, although middle arm-muscle circumference was similar in the 2 groups. Gymnasts had lower body-fat measures but normal levels of fat-free mass (FFM) and body-cellular mass. Gymnasts had better dietary habits than the age-matched controls. Low levels of calcium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc and a disparity between reported energy intake and estimated energy requirement were observed in both groups.
|Autori:||D' ALESSANDRO C; MORELLI E; EVANGELISTI I; GALETTA F; FRANZONI F; LAZZERI D; PIAZZA M; CUPISTI A|
|Titolo:||Profiling the diet and body composition of subelite adolescent rhythmic gymnasts|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|